Friday, September 24, 2010
Time: 161 Days
Address: c/o Pittsburgh Pirates
Item Sent: 2009 Topps Heritage
Item Received: 2009 Topps Heritage, signed in black Sharpie.
Last year, Garrett Jones looked like the "one who got away" to Twins fans -- the second coming of David Ortiz -- as he clubbed seven home runs in his first 12 games, and finished with 21 in a half-season for the Pirates. Well, this year, it looks like he is who we thought he was. Maybe a bit better. He has undeniable power, and knows his way around a hot streak, but he does appear to be more of a platoon/DH type. It's still nice to see success coming to him. It never really seemed like the Twins were serious about giving him a shot in the big leagues. This card looks awesome, too!